Photo © Robbie Jack

Directed by

Simon McBurney


Marc Albrecht

Revival Director

Max Webster

Set design

Michael Levine


Nicky Gillibrand

Associate director and movement

Josie Daxter


Jean Kalman

Video design

Finn Ross


Gareth Fry

‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry’ The Observer

Magical instruments. Serpents and sorcerers. Trials of character and courage. When you begin an enchanted journey to find love and wisdom, you have to expect delays on the way.

Mozart‘s timeless classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers, which they deploy to conquer the trials and tribulations placed in their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.

The cast includes Christina Landshamer as Pamina and Maximilian Schmitt singing Tamino, alongside Thomas Oliemans, as Papageno. They are joined by company favourite Brindley Sherratt as Sarastro and the sparkling coloratura of Iride Martinez as the manipulative Queen of Night. The performance was conducted by Marc Albrecht and the production was designed by Michael Levine.


Co-production with Dutch National Opera and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Original production supported by ENO’s Contemporary Opera Group and the English National Opera Trust


2020 - 2021

Theater-Basel, Switzerland
16 November 2020 - 26 June 2021


English National Opera
14 March - 11 April 2019


Dutch National Opera
7 - 29 September 2018

Festival D'Aix-en-Provence
6 - 24 July 2018


London, English National Opea


Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera


Festival D'Aix-en-Provence


London, English National Opera


Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera